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Chris Carter

Vernon Christopher Carter

Positions: First Baseman, Designated Hitter and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 245 lb.

Born: December 18, 1986 in Redwood City, CA
High School: Sierra Vista HS (Las Vegas, NV)
Drafted
by the Chicago White Sox in the 15th round of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 9, 2010 (Age 23.234, 17,415th in MLB history)   vs. SEA 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Astros/Athletics/Brewers 2010-2016
2016 Contract Status: Signed thru 2016, 1 yr/$2.5M (16) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 3.159, Arb Eligible: 2017, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: Sports Management Partners, previously: Dave Stewart [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2010 23 OAK AL 24 78 70 8 13 1 0 3 7 1 0 7 21 .186 .256 .329 .585 59 23 3 0 0 1 0 7/D
2011 24 OAK AL 15 46 44 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 20 .136 .174 .136 .310 -12 6 1 0 0 0 0 3/D
2012 25 OAK AL 67 260 218 38 52 12 0 16 39 0 0 39 83 .239 .350 .514 .864 139 112 4 0 0 3 1 3/D
2013 26 HOU AL 148 585 506 64 113 24 2 29 82 2 0 70 212 .223 .320 .451 .770 112 228 8 4 0 5 1 37D/9
2014 27 HOU AL 145 572 507 68 115 21 1 37 88 5 2 56 182 .227 .308 .491 .799 123 249 12 5 0 4 6 *D3/7
2015 28 HOU AL 129 460 391 50 78 17 0 24 64 1 2 57 151 .199 .307 .427 .734 101 167 5 6 0 5 1 *3/D
2016 29 MIL NL 94 382 330 45 72 19 1 22 55 0 0 39 127 .218 .304 .482 .785 105 159 11 5 0 8 0 *3
7 Yrs 622 2383 2066 275 449 94 4 131 335 9 4 270 796 .217 .310 .457 .767 110 944 44 20 0 26 9
162 Game Avg. 162 621 538 72 117 24 1 34 87 2 1 70 207 .217 .310 .457 .767 110 246 11 5 0 7 2
HOU (3 yrs) 422 1617 1404 182 306 62 3 90 234 8 4 183 545 .218 .312 .459 .771 112 644 25 15 0 14 8
OAK (3 yrs) 106 384 332 48 71 13 0 19 46 1 0 48 124 .214 .310 .425 .735 103 141 8 0 0 4 1
MIL (1 yr) 94 382 330 45 72 19 1 22 55 0 0 39 127 .218 .304 .482 .785 105 159 11 5 0 8 0
AL (6 yrs) 528 2001 1736 230 377 75 3 109 280 9 4 231 669 .217 .312 .452 .764 111 785 33 15 0 18 9
NL (1 yr) 94 382 330 45 72 19 1 22 55 0 0 39 127 .218 .304 .482 .785 105 159 11 5 0 8 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2010 23 OAK AL 24 78 -4 -0 -0 -4 -1 -10 -1.0 3 -7 -0.7 .457 .494 -0.3 -0.5 -3 7/D
2011 24 OAK AL 15 46 -7 -0 -0 0 -1 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.7 .442 .495 -0.7 -0.1 -6 3/D
2012 25 OAK AL 67 260 12 -0 -1 -5 -4 2 0.2 10 12 1.2 .503 .501 1.7 -1.0 17 3/D
2013 26 HOU AL 148 585 6 -2 -1 -9 -10 -16 -1.5 21 5 0.5 .488 .489 1.3 -1.9 14 $494,000 37D/9
2014 27 HOU AL 145 572 13 -1 -2 0 -12 -2 0.0 20 18 2.0 .498 .498 1.9 -1.2 18 $510,000 *D3/7
2015 28 HOU AL 129 460 -1 -2 -1 -6 -7 -16 -1.7 16 0 -0.1 .486 .489 0.6 -1.3 6 $4,175,000 *3/D
2016 29 MIL NL 94 382 2 -1 -1 -1 -5 -7 -0.9 12 6 0.3 .492 .496 0.5 -0.7 7 *3
7 Seasons 622 2383 21 -6 -7 -25 -41 -58 -5.7 85 27 2.5 .490 .494 5.0 -6.7 52 $5,179,000
HOU (3 yrs) 422 1617 18 -4 -4 -15 -30 -35 -3.2 58 23 2.4 .491 .492 3.8 -4.4 38 $5,179,000
OAK (3 yrs) 106 384 1 -0 -1 -9 -6 -16 -1.7 14 -1 -0.3 .484 .499 0.7 -1.6 8
MIL (1 yr) 94 382 2 -1 -1 -1 -5 -7 -0.9 12 6 0.3 .492 .496 0.5 -0.7 7

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2010 23 OAK AL 78 61 6 2.6 99 .213 .186 .259 .256 .327 .329 .406 .585 .733 59 .258 -4.2 -0.4 .517 .257 .143 1.5
2011 24 OAK AL 46 39 1 0.7 97 .250 .136 .256 .174 .321 .136 .405 .310 .726 -12 .030 -6.9 -0.7 .205 .045 .000
2012 25 OAK AL 260 173 41 6.4 94 .295 .239 .250 .350 .314 .514 .403 .864 .717 139 .645 12.8 1.2 .888 .454 .275 .0
2013 26 HOU AL 585 406 77 5.1 96 .311 .223 .255 .320 .320 .451 .404 .770 .723 112 .552 8.3 0.8 .758 .370 .227 3.7
2014 27 HOU AL 572 410 76 5.0 92 .267 .227 .254 .308 .316 .491 .391 .799 .708 123 .566 13.8 1.4 .771 .381 .264 8.8
2015 28 HOU AL 460 325 54 4.4 98 .244 .199 .255 .307 .317 .427 .411 .734 .728 101 .491 1.1 0.1 .716 .371 .228 1.9
2016 29 MIL NL 382 277 48 4.7 105 .265 .218 .260 .304 .330 .482 .426 .785 .756 105 .499 2.5 0.2 .755 .382 .264 .0
7 Yrs 2383 1691 303 4.8 97 .273 .217 .255 .310 .320 .457 .406 .767 .725 110 .528 27.5 2.7 .744 .373 .240 16.8
162 Game Avg. 621 440 79 4.8 97 .273 .217 .255 .310 .320 .457 .406 .767 .725 110 .528 7 1 .744 .373 .240 4
HOU (3 yrs) 1617 1141 207 4.9 95 .276 .218 .255 .312 .318 .459 .401 .771 .719 112 .540 23.3 2.3 .751 .374 .241 14.7
OAK (3 yrs) 384 273 48 4.7 96 .269 .214 .253 .310 .317 .425 .404 .735 .721 103 .510 1.7 0.1 .706 .358 .211 1.9
MIL (1 yr) 382 277 48 4.7 105 .265 .218 .260 .304 .330 .482 .426 .785 .756 105 .499 2.5 0.2 .755 .382 .264 .0
AL (6 yrs) 2001 1414 255 4.8 95 .275 .217 .254 .312 .318 .452 .402 .764 .720 111 .534 25.0 2.5 .742 .371 .235 16.6
NL (1 yr) 382 277 48 4.7 105 .265 .218 .260 .304 .330 .482 .426 .785 .756 105 .499 2.5 0.2 .755 .382 .264 .0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2015 28 HOU AL ALWC NYY W 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 28 HOU AL ALDS KCR L 5 17 17 3 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 .294 .294 .529 .824 9 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (2 Series) 6 20 17 3 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 7 .294 .400 .529 .929 9 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALWC 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 5 17 17 3 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 .294 .294 .529 .824 9 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2010 23 OAK AL 78 3.9% 26.9% 9.0% 5.1% 31% 3.00 3.3 23.3 10.0 0.47 0.58 60% 16% 10.3% 15%
2011 24 OAK AL 46 0.0% 43.5% 4.4% 0.0% 0% 10.00 2.2 0.26 0.36 52% 29% 0.0% 16%
2012 25 OAK AL 260 6.2% 31.9% 15.0% 10.8% 54% 2.13 2.6 13.6 5.6 0.53 0.76 47% 17% 21.6% 18%
2013 26 HOU AL 585 5.0% 36.2% 12.0% 9.4% 49% 3.03 2.4 17.4 6.2 0.46 0.68 46% 25% 17.2% 18%
2014 27 HOU AL 572 6.5% 31.8% 9.8% 10.3% 51% 3.25 2.8 13.7 5.8 0.40 0.52 51% 25% 19.6% 20%
2015 28 HOU AL 460 5.2% 32.8% 12.4% 8.9% 53% 2.65 2.6 16.3 6.1 0.44 0.55 48% 25% 17.0% 17%
2016 29 MIL NL 382 5.8% 33.3% 10.2% 11.0% 58% 3.26 2.6 15.0 6.0 0.51 0.75 49% 29% 17.3% 9%
7 Yrs 2383 5.5% 33.4% 11.3% 9.6% 51% 2.95 2.6 15.8 6.2 0.45 0.62 49% 25% 17.6% 17%
MLB Averages 2.6% 19.7% 8.0% 7.5% 33% 2.47 4.6 35.0 8.4 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.7% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2010 23 OAK AL -4.2 -0.4 80 -0.7 1.0 -1.7 1.06 -0.5 -0.2 -4.0 -0.4 0.95 -4.6 1
2011 24 OAK AL -6.9 -0.7 46 -0.7 0.3 -1.0 1.00 -0.7 0.1 -6.5 -0.7 0.86 -7.8 1.60 1
2012 25 OAK AL 12.8 1.2 265 1.2 5.1 -3.9 .99 1.0 0.2 15.2 1.5 0.97 15.9 2.16 4
2013 26 HOU AL 8.3 0.8 596 -0.4 10.4 -10.9 1.04 0.8 -1.3 8.9 0.9 0.96 12.1 1.36 3
2014 27 HOU AL 13.8 1.4 585 2.1 11.3 -9.2 .94 1.2 1.0 15.0 1.5 0.93 14.0 1.34 5
2015 28 HOU AL 0.6 0.1 473 -0.6 7.6 -8.2 .97 0.5 -1.1 4.5 0.4 0.91 7.0 0.87 12
2016 29 MIL NL 2.5 0.2 386 -0.5 7.3 -7.8 1.12 0.8 -1.2 -4.2 -0.4 1.04 4.6 2.12 1
7 Yrs 26.9 2.7 2431 0.4 43.0 -42.6 1.01 3.2 -2.8 29.0 2.9 0.95 41.2 1.24 27

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2010 23 OAK AL 0 0 29% 18 1 0 100% 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 25% 3 3 0 2 0 2 3 2 0
2011 24 OAK AL 0 0 25% 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 25 OAK AL 2 0 29% 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 32% 12 10 2 4 3 1 9 4 5
2013 26 HOU AL 1 0 22% 174 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 2 1 2 9 29% 19 14 5 7 6 1 12 6 5
2014 27 HOU AL 3 0 22% 159 5 2 71% 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 11 24% 25 23 2 2 1 1 15 8 7
2015 28 HOU AL 2 1 22% 131 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 12 27% 20 14 5 3 2 1 10 6 3
2016 29 MIL NL 3 0 25% 95 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 1 8 26% 10 7 3 5 5 0 8 5 3
7 Yrs 11 1 24% 677 9 4 69% 8 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 14 1 4 5 4 47 27% 91 73 17 23 17 6 57 31 23

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2010 23 OAK AL 78 32% 13 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 17 3 18% 5 3 60% 43 4 9% 2 2 100% 2 2 100% 0
2011 24 OAK AL 46 46% 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 10% 4 0 0% 21 0 0% 1 0 0% 1 0 0% 0
2012 25 OAK AL 260 42% 52 3 0 4 1 1 2 2.16 16 0 4 11 5 5 11 0 0 0 46 4 9% 21 7 33% 158 23 15% 15 6 40% 4 2 50% 0
2013 26 HOU AL 585 30% 113 3 0 3 0 0 1 1.36 29 0 14 20 9 10 19 0 0 0 110 8 7% 52 8 15% 357 54 15% 32 19 59% 28 9 32% 0
2014 27 HOU AL 572 28% 115 6 0 5 0 0 0 1.34 37 2 11 27 10 21 16 0 0 0 112 12 11% 50 11 22% 330 53 16% 33 15 45% 19 6 32% 0
2015 28 HOU AL 460 41% 78 3 0 12 2 0 0 0.87 24 0 6 15 9 17 7 0 0 0 78 5 6% 35 9 26% 256 41 16% 26 13 50% 12 6 50% 0
2016 29 MIL NL 382 24% 72 8 0 1 1 0 1 2.12 22 0 14 16 6 16 6 0 0 0 93 11 12% 53 14 26% 283 35 12% 28 13 46% 16 7 44% 0
7 Yrs 2383 32% 449 23 0 27 4 1 4 1.24 131 2 50 92 39 70 61 0 0 0 466 44 9% 220 52 24% 1448 210 15% 137 68 50% 82 32 39% 0
MLB Averages 54% 67% 11% 31% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2010 23 OAK AL 80 320 4.00 192 60.0% 21.4% 26.0% 26.6% 26.0% 78.6% 0.0% 47.2% 66.9% 33.8% 5.0% 4 0 15.0% 12 4 10.0% 8 6 5 16 23.8% 0 0 0
2011 24 OAK AL 46 204 4.43 138 67.6% 24.6% 33.3% 24.6% 17.4% 75.4% 0.0% 51.0% 55.8% 39.1% 2.2% 1 0 6.5% 3 2 10.9% 5 5 6 14 30.0% 0 0 0
2012 25 OAK AL 260 1106 4.25 653 59.1% 27.6% 25.3% 26.0% 21.1% 72.4% 0.2% 42.8% 65.1% 28.5% 6.9% 18 2 14.6% 38 15 11.2% 29 15 26 57 31.3% 0 0 0
2013 26 HOU AL 588 2464 4.19 1520 61.8% 27.1% 27.4% 25.9% 19.7% 72.9% 0.4% 45.0% 62.5% 27.0% 6.5% 38 4 13.3% 78 22 8.8% 52 31 59 153 27.8% 0 0 0
2014 27 HOU AL 574 2336 4.07 1459 63.0% 23.1% 28.3% 26.0% 22.5% 76.9% 2.4% 48.5% 63.2% 35.4% 6.1% 35 6 15.7% 90 33 8.4% 48 26 36 146 19.8% 0 0 0
2015 28 HOU AL 461 1964 4.26 1197 61.0% 24.6% 28.1% 26.7% 20.6% 75.4% 0.4% 46.0% 62.7% 37.3% 4.8% 22 2 15.2% 70 31 9.8% 45 22 34 117 22.5% 0 0 0
2016 29 MIL NL 383 1614 4.21 967 59.9% 26.1% 28.5% 23.6% 21.8% 73.9% 0.0% 44.3% 61.4% 33.9% 5.0% 19 2 15.7% 60 22 11.0% 42 25 34 93 26.8% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 2392 10008 4.18 6126 61.4% 25.3% 27.8% 25.7% 21.2% 74.7% 0.7% 45.8% 62.8% 32.7% 5.7% 137 16 14.7% 351 129 9.6% 229 130 200 596 25.1% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.8% 27.5% 16.0% 27.2% 29.4% 72.5% 1.4% 46.3% 78.0% 27.2% 4.6% 13.9% 8.4% 24.0%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 23 24 78 70 8 13 1 0 3 7 1 0 7 21 .186 .256 .329 .585 59 23 3 0 0 1 0
2011 24 39 124 114 10 19 1 0 3 7 1 0 9 41 .167 .226 .254 .480 32 29 4 0 0 1 0
2012 25 106 384 332 48 71 13 0 19 46 1 0 48 124 .214 .310 .425 .735 103 141 8 0 0 4 1
2013 26 254 969 838 112 184 37 2 48 128 3 0 118 336 .220 .316 .440 .756 108 369 16 4 0 9 2
2014 27 399 1541 1345 180 299 58 3 85 216 8 2 174 518 .222 .313 .459 .772 114 618 28 9 0 13 8
2015 28 528 2001 1736 230 377 75 3 109 280 9 4 231 669 .217 .312 .452 .764 111 785 33 15 0 18 9
2016 29 622 2383 2066 275 449 94 4 131 335 9 4 270 796 .217 .310 .457 .767 110 944 44 20 0 26 9

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2010 23 24 78 70 8 13 1 0 3 7 1 7 21 .186 .256 .329 .585 6 24
2011 24 15 46 44 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 20 .136 .174 .136 .310 1 15
2012 25 67 265 221 41 55 13 0 17 42 0 41 83 .249 .362 .538 .901 43 67
2013 26 148 591 510 68 117 25 2 30 87 2 72 212 .229 .327 .463 .789 77 148
2014 27 145 581 513 74 121 22 1 39 95 5 59 182 .236 .318 .511 .829 82 145
2015 28 129 462 393 53 80 17 0 25 67 1 58 151 .204 .312 .438 .749 53 129
2016 29 94 384 331 46 73 19 1 22 56 0 40 127 .221 .307 .483 .791 49 94
7 Yrs 622 2407 2082 292 465 97 4 136 354 9 279 796 .223 .317 .470 .787 311 622
162 Game Avg. 162 627 542 76 121 25 1 35 92 2 73 207 .223 .317 .470 .787 81 622



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2014 Aug 17th AL Player of the Week

Home Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  37 (2nd)
2016 NL  22 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2013 AL  212 (1st)
2014 AL  182 (2nd)
2015 AL  151 (8th)
2016 NL  127 (1st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2016 NL  8 (1st)

AB per HR s c a p y
2013 AL  17.4 (10th)
2014 AL  13.7 (1st)
2016 NL  15.0 (7th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 8 (1599), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2251), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1760), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (322nd), 2.5 career WAR/2.5 7yr-peak WAR/2.5 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.5 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

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